Market access

Hong Kong marketing pilot identifies niche opportunities

Following an open tender in 2017, Tasmanian-based Hansen Orchards was one of the successful service providers chosen to undertake the Pilot marketing activities to drive offshore demand for apples project. Hansen Orchards Marketing Manager Baden Ribbon and Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Marketing Manager Olivia Grey report on the outcomes of the project. Hansen [...]

Early Engagement Core to Market Access in China

With market access negotiations underway for Australian mainland apples and strong progress made towards the launch of Pink Lady® in China, Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) are doubling down on their efforts to forge relationships in the region. “This is our third visit to mainland China in the last 12 months,” said Andrew Hooke, [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Market access, News|

Register now to export to Thailand in 2019

Registrations are now open for mainland Australia apple and pear growers and packhouses wishing to export to Thailand in 2019. APAL Technical manager Angus Crawford said this includes those wishing to export all varieties of apples (Malus domestica) and pears, including Ya pear (Pyrus bretschneideri), European pear (Pyrus communis), Nashi pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) and Siberian [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Exporting, Market access|

NRS to test for metals and microbes from Jan 2018

The Apple & Pear National Residue Survey (NRS) will be expanded from January this year to include microbiological and heavy metals screening in addition to the existing pesticide residue analysis  to reflect growing demands for more comprehensive food safety data. The expansion of the program will enable the full suite of tests to now be [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Chemical use, Levies, Market access, National Residue Survey, News|

Market access on the agenda

During a recent trip to China, APAL representatives met with senior government officials, significant retailers and other high-level influencers to discuss market access and the Australian apple industry. APAL CEO, Phil Turnbull; Director Global Development, Andrew Hooke; and Quality Project Manager, Andrew Mandemaker travelled to represent the Australian apple and pear industry on the Taste [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Exporting, Market access, News|

Applications open for 2018 apple/pear exports to Thailand

Registrations are now open for mainland Australia apple and pear growers and packhouses wishing to export to Thailand in 2018. APAL Technical manager Angus Crawford said the main change from last year is that packhouses will now need to attach their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  The online system has been updated to allow this. The full [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Exporting, Market access, News|

Apples next priority for China access, Joyce confirms

**UPDATE: Australia and China signed off on new market access protocols for peaches, plums and apricots on November 9.**   Apples are next in line for market access negotiations with China, the Federal Government confirmed this week. Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce announced on Monday that Australia and China had struck a new ‘two and two’ agreement [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|Advocacy, Market access, News|

China would be berry good for apples

In response to the article ‘Berry very good for now’ (Good, Fruit and Vegetables, 9 Dec 2016), Australian apple growers have defended the position of apples as being the next horticultural commodity in line that the Government negotiates market access to China for. APAL's position APAL supports and respects the Australian Government’s process of [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Advocacy, Market access, News|

Hong Kong – emerging trends

Following a trip to Asiafruit Congress, APAL’s Annie Farrow shares her insights into Hong Kong’s fruit imports. Author: Annie Farrow Industry Services Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 Wet markets continue to dominate fresh produce sales in Hong Kong though supermarkets are beginning to improve their market share according to Melinda Meador, an [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Exporting, Market access|

Promoting Australian pome fruit in China

APAL recently took part in this year’s Asia Fruit Logistica (AFL) held in Hong Kong and the Fruit and Vegetable Fair (FVF) held in Beijing. Author: Olivia Tait Market Development Manager, APAL 03 9329 3511 During each of these events, the APAL booth was positioned under the Australia Fresh banner, exhibiting with [...]

By |September 25th, 2015|Exporting, Market access|